By Tim Letcher
SEC Digital Network
Missouri ran off 24 straight points en route to winning at Indiana, 45-28 on Saturday night.
The Tigers had a big night on offense, racking up 623 yards of offense. And it was a balanced attack, as the Tigers had 343 yards passing and 280 yards on the ground.
Quarterback James Franklin had a huge game, with 343 yards passing and 61 yards rushing. He accounted for three touchdowns, two in the air and one on the ground.
Three different Tigers had rushing touchdowns. Russell Hansbrough, Marcus Murphy and Franklin all scored on the ground.
Missouri also got a strong effort on defense, holding the Hoosiers to 98 yards rushing and intercepting three passes. Kony Ealy returned one of those interceptions for a 49-yard touchdown.
Missouri is now 3-0 on the season, while Indiana falls to 2-2.
Passing - James Franklin, 32-47, 343 yards, 2 TD, 2 INT
Rushing - Russell Hansbrough, 13 carries, 104 yards, 1 TD
Receiving - Dorial Green-Beckham, 8 receptions, 105 yards, 1 TD
Passing - Nate Sudfeld, 21-39, 229 yards, 1 TD, 3 INT
Rushing - Tevin Coleman, 15 carries, 54 yards, 1 TD
Receiving - Cody Latimer, 8 receptions, 136 yards, 1 TD
Missouri's last 3-0 start was in 2010, when the Tigers won their first seven games.
Of the Tigers' seven 3-0 starts under Gary Pinkel, four have included a non-conference road victory.
Pinkel now has 93 wins at Missouri, tying him with Dan Devine for second on the school's all-time wins list.